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Opening Celebration for Caballeros y Vaqueros: The Origin of Western Horse Cultures
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Caballeros y Vaqueros at The Cowboy with food, drinks and live entertainment! The iconic Western cowboy actually can trace its roots to north and west Africa, up through Spain and then over to the New World. Caballeros y Vaqueros will tell this story using the decorative traditions of New World husbandry as they developed in New Spain and Colonial Mexico from a fusion of Native American, European, African and Islamic traditions. This magnificent exhibition will focus on working objects as sculptural art, allowing visitors to see and learn how global traditions manifested into a unique Western visual tradition. For more information about the opening celebration, visit https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/all-exhibitions/caballeros-y-vaqueros/